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to be the toughest sheriff in america is in san francisco trying to figure out whether students at a local middle school sent him hate mail. sheriff joe arpaio tried to clear it up. >> reporter: joe arpaio now is known as the toughest sheriff in america also as the most controversial sheriff in america. this morning he might qualify as the most frustrated sheriff in america. others exhibit adult quality penmanship but the words all in spanish allegedly from students in a middle school sent to the sheriff, designed to hurt. >> then they said i have concentration camps with my tent city i put up 20 years ago. then i'm a racist. and i break up families and just go after brown people. >> reporter: he has a national reputation for aggressive enforcement of illegal immigration laws. he figured since he was coming to town he offered to come out to the middle school and talk to the students or at least the teachers or the principal. >> i'm concerned about parents given the wrong message to their kids even teachers in schools. because in class had to be controlled by a teacher. >> reporter: arpaio says th
of the holiday sweet tooth. a made in america treated look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >> larry: in stanislaus county a marine is on mission after the shootings in connecticut. a young father wants to make sure the kids feel safe. >> he served two terms in iraq and one in afghanistan. the sergeant felt a new call to duty after watching the news last week. >> i'm tired of it. and marines stood in front of schools we would never had the connecticut shooting. >> i this is what the veteran did all day. parents and teachers dropped off coffee and
. >>> the "los angeles times" has published thousands of files if the boy souths of america detailed allegations of sexual abuse by employees and volunteers including alleged incidents that happened between 1985 and 1991, the scouts kept many files private, until now. the alleged abusers include doctors, teachers and priests. in 2010 the organization mandated that any suspected abuse be reported to police. we have a link to the database on abc7news.com. look under see it on tv >> russia's parliament has approved a measure to ban americans from adopting russian children. now president vladimir putin is debating whether to sign it. the bill is in response to a new u.s. law calling for sanctions for russia found to have violated human rights 46 children about to be adopted by u.s. citizens will stay in russia, if the bill is signed. >>> president obama is cutting short his holiday to resume fiscal cliff negotiations. the white house says the president will leave hawaii tonight on a red-eye to washington. lawmakers have less than a week to come up to agreement on how to avoid tax increases and spend
emphasize, to congress, and that members of both parties understand that all across america this is a pressing concern on people's minds. >> reporter: again, on the issue of tax increases and who constitutes the wealthiest of americans. the president was originally pitching a threshold of $250,000 a year in income. republicans wanted to see that as high as one million dollars. the deadline is midnight eastern time. keep in mind, even if congress misses that deadline they can put off the tax increases or refund them retroactively. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> a lot of us worried about our wallets. one item that won't fall off the cliff is milk. committees agreed to one year extension of the farm bill. committee approval is a good indication the full congress will follow even though the bill hasn't reached the floor. if the extension is not ok'd, the price of milk could double by next month. >>> in san jose police investigating the city's 46 homicide of the year. police responded to reports of a man with a gun on lewis road and wall street, east of highway 87 in south san jo
. tragedy happened in area wildly known to be highly susceptible to flooding. >> america mess controversial sheriff is in hostile territory tonight. arizona joe arpaio in san francisco as an invited guest december bright strong public sentiment against him. lillian spoke with the sheriff who has made a name for himself bio posing illegal immigration. >>reporter: infamous sheriff hit the town tonight receiving san francisco style welcome at johns grill. customers were shocked to see him. >> kudo to san francisco the fact that we show the example of what he should be following which is embracing everyone. >>reporter: arpaio is elected sheriff of arizona maricopa a county for 20 years best known for aggressive stand against illegal immigration. niece san francisco to speak at the california alarm association at the park 55 hotel. >> i'm a little disappointed because from new hampshire to california every time i travel to give a speech i have demonstrators. i don't see any here. >>reporter: yet despite the lack of demonstrations sentiment against sheriff arpaio position is strong in san
coming up. >> dan: not just made in america but made in san francisco. company making high end mattresses for 112 years and why it >>> another home invasion robbery in castro valley. as many as five men targeted a home on pineville circle over night yesterday. it's not clear how they entered the home and no one was hurt. is a similar incident happened on the cyprus ranch road area on december 7th. local police are advising residents to consider installing an alarm and pay close attention what is happening in their neighborhood. >> is eight prank or off-duty officer breaking the law? those questions coming after a san francisco cop, a police sergeant posted a video online. it shows a wild ride through san francisco's broadway tunnel. it was posted on football page of a sergeant. he row the on his page, 100 miles per hour in lambo. they report that he also xhewtd that he and had his friends were all drunk. head of the san francisco police officers association he has ner seen anything like it. >> this would be on a case by case basis if it was an off-duty vehicle. chief of police would have
street. >> this is america. they should be working for the american people. >> the parties are trying to outdo each other. >> sit down and don't come out of this that room until you have taken care of. >> the shows back in session that afternoon and could vote on the senate version. >>> a south is a san francisco retired ee is now $23 million richer. he bought a winning ticket at pharmacy in san francisco before christmas but he didn't discover high won when a friend remind himd to check his ticket. he hasn't decided what to do with the money. >>> coming up, a look at the most piratedtv series this year. plus, an amazing video of people helping friends stuck at a prison. a new gaming system so the way. we'll look inside. we'll find out what is helping populations in asia. >> i'm meteorologist lisa argen, a cold night ahead as our valley temperatures are dropping into the 30s. widespread 20s i >>> it's been a good year for netflix and ceo is being rewarded for it. company expects to have about 27 million customers by january 1st and company announced it will give the ceo a boost in sal
and they are warning it's not free money. >> they are not being told about the downside. >> right now in america, 57,000 seniors in reverse mortgages are in danger of losing their homes. nearly 10% forecast rate, four times higher than traditional mortgages. the department of housing and you urban development will recommend seniors be very careful with reverse mortgages. >> reverse mortgage the last option? >> i think it should be. absolutely. >> an option. >> it's wonderful house. >> linda regrets taking. >> i hope somebody will enjoy it. >> the international olympic committee has stripped medals from four athletes at athens olympics after reanalyzing their samples but lance armstrong is keeping his bronze medal for the time being. they postponed on a season whether to revoke his bronze from the games in sydney. >> the courts of los angeles and long beach are open once again, striking clerical workers reached a tentative agreement with the port's 14 shipping lines ending an eight day walkout that cost an estimated one billion in trade per day. the ports of long beach and l.a. handle a full 44% of t
can help a foster child. >>> america's flying squirrel on katie. then at 4 struggle to get children into a good school turns into a stampede for one group of parents. then at 5, cause for alarm in several east bay cities fire stations could be on the chopping block those stories later today. >>> this falls under why can't this happen us to. you heard the story of treasures found at secondhand stores. a loyal goodwill shop midwest stumbled upon a gold mine. >> karen paid $12.34 on a piece of secondhand art. >> turns out it was a signed lithograph, 55 of 75 produced. >> chicago base appraiser valued the principle at $9 -- at $9,000 at least. >> [ unintelligible ] >> good for her. >> thanks for joining us. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t.
america. in a bizarre tale of murder in paradise. plus, we go on the town with country queen loretta lynn. that's on "nightline." >>> well, a protest in egypt erupted in a deadly exchange by rocks and firebombs. opponents of mohamed morsi torched the offices with molotov cocktails. it started with a peaceful protest in cairo, but that ended when they chased off his opponents and then they faced off with rocks and weapons. 276 others were injured. it was sparked because the president passed laws to give himself near absolute power. >>> a woman who devoted her loif caring for others was gunned down. they found her body near sacramento and ward streets. tonight her family and friends are in mourning. leslie brinkley is at the imerkly -- is at the berkeley police department for us. leslie? >> reporter: that's right, carolyn. police tonight identify the victim as tift-year-old pam mullins of berkeley. she died at about this hour last night as she road her boy sickle. >> we got a call of possibly a bicyclist in an injury collision. >> reporter: that was 11:30 on tuesday night. when police arriv
at healthier pace forecasts by 2030, asia will surpass north america and europe combined of global power based on gross domestic product growth, investment in technology. >>> president obama will make his first comments later today in detroit on his one-on-one talks at the white house yesterday with house speaker boehner to dodge that fiscal cliff. yesterday's mattering was the first since election day. mr. obama is expected to reveal details when he speaks to auto work there's afternoon. >>> "wall street journal" reporting hostess used employee pension money to stay afloat as it sank deeper toward bankruptcy. it isn't clear how much money was taken from the funds. today is the final day for bidders interested in taking overwhat is left of hostess to step forward. so far 160 companies have expressed interest which include wonder bread and twinkies. hostess closed last month. >> this morning the national transportation safety board confirms mexican-american singing superstar jenni rivera died from a plane crash yesterday she was one of seven onboard a private jet that went down in northern mexi
of this operation blitzkrieg german for lightning war. bank of america risk management department says it's operating under the assumes an attack will take place and defend itself accordingly. >> big news out of washington. susan rice has pulled her name out of consideration to be the secretary of state. withdrawal remavs a major source of tension between the white house and congressional republicans. here's tm jake tapper. >> in a letter to the president today u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice wrote quote the posts of secretary of state should never be politica political. i'm sad we have reached this point even before you have decided whom to nominate. and she shared the news on nbc. >> i didn't want to see a confirmation process that was very prolonged. very politica political, very distracting. very disruptive because there are so many things we need to get done as a country. >>reporter: just weeks ago rice tough smart rising star in the obama administration was the president's top choice to serve as next secretary of state. but she grew a lightning storm of repub
guards in america's schools as new york city's mayor michael bloomburg tells me he finds >>> a san jose parent is worried children walking to school in her neighborhood will get hurt trying to dodge cars in a busy intersection. >> it is in south san jose where there are five schools near the intersection of center road and easy street. >> the i team's dan noyes has the story. >> neighborhood children try to navigate an anxious line of commuters every morning here at the corner of center road and easy street in san jose where there is no crosswalk. >> the cars don't even stop. if they do, i feel like i have to run because they are not stoping. >> there sbt much here to -- there isn't much here to separate cars and kids. we saw for ourselves how aggressive drivers use the entire stretch of this neighborhood road as a shortcut to get to capital expressway or the freeway. how students are forced to walk close to the busy expressway. some take their chances cutting between cars. car after car after car, blocking the way so kids can't get through. many jaywalk farther down easy street to avoi
in washington don't get in the way of america's progress. so we've got to get this done. >> in the event congress does not get it done, does not make a deal, here is how the physician physician -- the fiscal cliff could affect you. a middle class family would pay $2,000 more per year. gas prices will likely fall because people will spend less on fuel. you may see longer lines at the airports. budget cuts could leave the tsa with fewer checkpoint and retail prices may fall because declining consumer confidence would push down prices to get shoppers in the stores. we shall see. the clock is ticking. >>> moving on to something very different now. a young woman who was brutally gang raped and beaten in india has died of her injuries. the trauma to her body was too severe to overcome. and now in san francisco and around the world, a growing chorus demanding greater protection for women there. ama is here with the locale effort to force change. ama? >> the woman's name has not been made public, but people in india are calling her damini. in hin de it means lightning. it is planned as a peace v
morning america have more on the royal baby. laura will broadcast live from buckingham palace for the latest on kate middleton pregnancy tomorrow morning starting at 7:00 a.m. on abc 7. >> well forty-niner players good on a shopping spree. next on 7 news at 9:00. christmas comes early as team mates play personal for over 60,000 california foster children, the holidays can be an especially difficult time. everything's different now. sometimes i feel all alone. christmas used to be my favorite. i just don't expect anything. what if santa can't find me? to help, sleep train is holding a secret santa toy drive. bring your gift to any sleep train, and help keep the spirit of the holidays alive. not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can help a foster child. ├žel >> firefighters in iowa lit a few spark and in seconds flame flamesen xwuvld the tree. all to prove a point about the dangers of not watering the christmas tree. whether in iowa or here you need to water the tree every single day and keep it away from any flames or heat sources. warning we hear every year bu
: in the pipe lane for fda approval that is very different and same as america faith fish dinner. fda won't say when it will give final approval. the company says it could good out of business before it does. jim avila, abc news washington. >> well it is not often you hear about people in their 20's suffering a stroke but that is what happened to the star of the old show melt on in the middle. actor frank nunez tweet dad that he was hospitalized last we can after suffering a ministroke young man. clinic says a ministroke doesn't december industry brain cell or cause permanent disability lake major stroke does. he turns 27 tomorrow. awfully young to have that happen. >>> now to incredible police dash video out of texas. begins as traffic stop until the officers hear a scream from the trunk of the car. the arrest, rescue all caught on tape. l john reports this. >>reporter: newly released police dash cam video capturing routine traffic stop that business to become anything but routine. what cops doptd know yet there's a man tied up in that trunk. fearing for his life. that man 22-year-o
it was. >> it will good back. >> coming up next. rising star in latin america. about to make her big day because on american television. tonight late word from the family of singer jenni rivera and why she was so popular among millions of people. stay with us. 7 [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >> family of singer jenni rivera is holding out hope nature she is still alive. federal authorities have confirmed however that she died in a plane crash in mexico overnight but at news conference late today her brother said that they are a strong family and will remain so. >> in our
's not a parent in america who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that i do. the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful also kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. they had their entire lives ahead of them birthdays graduations, weddings and kid of their own. among the fallen were also teachers. men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams. so our hearts are broken today. >> emotional statement from the president. it's difficult from even the president to express with words how devastating and upsetting the tragedy is. 7 news reporter wayne with the moments of raw emotion. >>reporter: this is the day when the names sandy hook elementary ask and newtown, connecticut changed forever. once obscure they are now infamous. >> like you read it in the paper. see it in the news you are like my god that poor family then you have something happen so close to home it's like i think i'm still in shoc shock. >>reporter: as difficult as the story is to believe imagine living it. learning your child safe in bits and pieces. >> my neigh
place for that on the streets of any city in america. >>reporter: house minority leader by lowes i called the nra proposal impractical. >> wait a minute. wait a minute man with the gun i have it locked up someplace. wait until i go get it. it just doesn't make sense. >>reporter: senator feinstein says it's a distraction. >> it's a distraction from the previous lens of large ammunition feeding device that allow shooters to expel 20, 30, 60, 100 and even more bullets. >>reporter: in richmond parents of elementary school children told abc 7 reporter the nra prosecute postal is not for them. >> i don't think this proposed escalation is going to get to the root of any of the problem problems. >>reporter: but los angeles rifle revolver club retired sheriff's deputy ed like the plan. >> the only way to fight fire which is fire so if you have somebody that is armed and you are not, you are part of the problem. you are not part of the solution. >>reporter: part of what the nra doing today was sending a message to washington lawmaker lawmakers. that clamping down on assault weapons
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